How can I find out if my email username and password has been compromised?

tganley

Is there a way to check and see if you are one of the "lucky" people that had their username and password stolen during the recent wave of breaches at Yahoo, LinkedIn, eHarmony, et al?

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jimlynch
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Your best bet is to immediately change your password. Make it a long and strong password with upper and lower case letters, numbers and punctuation symbols. Don't wait to find out if your account was compromised, take action now to cut off access to your account or prevent anybody from gaining access.

ernard
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In addition to the common sense advice of just go ahead and change it, there are a number of reputable sites that allow you to see if your email shows in the mass of recent security breaches.  You should be careful about where you check, but one site that is well known and reliable is https://shouldichangemypassword.com/

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